Hello again, another few newbie questions.
Concerning scale length, it appears most mandolins measure in at either 13 29/32" or 13 3/4". There is only slightly over 0.15" difference between the two, not much. Does this slight length difference make any tonal, volume or playability difference in mandolins? For example, with guitars, the scale lengths are usually between 24 3/4" (Gibson length) and 25.5 (Fender length), and that 3/4" difference has huge effects on volume and tone.
Is fingerboard radius on mandolins important, and in what way? Also how common is a radiused fingerboard, and is a radius usually on the golden age vintage stuff like Gibsons?
Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Thanks again for all your help!